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Statistics demonstrate that many construction accidents occur

Construction is a constant activity in New York. These projects often require many construction workers. These workers, just like anyone else with a job, rely on their employment to make their living and support themselves and their families. So, it is important that they stay healthy and are able to come to work each day to earn their money.

Unfortunately, though, there are some inherent risks in construction. When construction accidents occur, those who are involved can be seriously injured, thereby rendering them unable to work. This happens to many construction workers each year. In 2017 there were a total of 645 construction accidents, and 666 workers were injured as a result. There were also 12 fatalities that year. Two of the leading causes of these accidents were workers falling and materials falling on them.

So far in 2018 there have been more accidents and injuries than there were at the same time in 2017. The workers who are injured in these accidents may incur medical expenses and lose wages as a result of being unable to work. The good news is that these victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate their financial losses. This compensation can go beyond workers' compensation benefits, which is usually the go-to source for income after suffering an on-the-job injury. Depending on the circumstances, victims may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, too.

As the statistics demonstrate, there are many construction workers injured each year in New York. These workers may incur significant expenses in addition to the physical injuries they suffer. They may be entitled to compensation, though. While money will not heal their injuries, it can ease the financial burdens they face. It is therefore important that these individuals fight for the compensation they deserve. Oftentimes, consulting with an experienced attorney proves beneficial in these situations, as he or she can help provide guidance and build a strong case in support of one's position.

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